Monday, 23 July 2012

Taylors Jaraman Chardonnay 2011

Taylors Jaraman Chardonnay 2011 (Margaret River, WA & Clare Valley, SA)
13%, Screwcap, $24.95

Source: Sample

A blend of Margaret River and Clare Valley fruit.

It smells rather light on the oak this wine, which is something of a departure for the Taylors Chardonnay style. Old oak too, judging by the hint of hessian in there. Not the biggest fan of that oak.

The palate though is like a tin of Golden Circle pineapple juice such is its richness and fruit-forward nature. Super juicy, though with raw, pokey acid edges. A hard wine for me to like perhaps, though that rich fruit will likely attract plenty of shiny medals and such... 15.5/86

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